This week we’re saying hello to one of our newest members here at Oxygen Finance: Rob Parker, our Software Development Manager.
Rob is responsible for managing the development and maintenance of the Oxygen Finance systems. This includes working with the business to build requirements, working with the development team and ensuring the systems are aligned with business growth.
Rob has a strong background within in the software sector. Having studied Computer Science at University of Manchester, Rob then moved to Birmingham to work up towards Consultant Software Architect at Software Solutions Partners. During this position, Rob was responsible for system and solution architecture with a number of global clients on multi-million pound projects, providing him with strong experience of working with a global team and a global customer base.
Following this, Rob took up the role of Technical Director at Tech13 Ltd, which involved engineering a financial case-management application which was primarily used in the PPI reclaim space. As a co-founder of the business, Rob was able to experience first hand small business financial management and was responsible for both the software they created and client management.
Making use of these skills, Rob then moved to iForce Ltd, where he took on the position of Software Development Manager. During his time at iForce, he played a key role in turning the business from a logistics firm into a software house. His responsibilities included building a new development team, and creating scalable, reliable architecture and systems which align with the business. At the time of leaving iForce, their systems were processing more transactions through the SaaS model than for the internal business.
It is the combination of these experiences that Rob now brings to Oxygen; with experience of aligning software and commercial understanding, Rob is well placed to understand how best to provide a client with the IT solutions to help improve their efficiency and operations.
Outside of work, Rob has travelled extensively around the world, taking on the world’s highest bungee jump, white water rafting on three continents, and has even eaten McDonalds in 15 different countries.